European Scalable Earth Science Service Environment
R&D Project - European
EarthServer aims at open access and ad-hoc analytics on Earth Science (ES) data, based on the OGC geo service standards Web Coverage Service (WCS) and Web Coverage Processing Service (WCPS). The WCS model defines "coverage" as unifying paradigm for multi-dimensional raster data, point clouds, meshes, etc., thereby addressing most of Earth Science data. WCPS as aka "XQuery for raster data" allows declarative, SQL-style queries on coverage.